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    FL - Derick Higgins, 21, Tallahassee, 21 March 2013

    http://centralillinoisproud.com/fulltext?nxd_id=315552

    FULTON COUNTY - Police and family are searching for 21-year-old Derick Higgins. He has been missing for more than a week. Police said they have no solid leads.

    Derick's father, Tim Higgins, said, "He used his debit card one time in Creve Coeur. That's the last trace we have of him and know anything."

    Tim is living every parent's worst nightmare. His 21-year-old son, Derick Higgins, has been missing since March 21. He left in his 1998 tan Buick LeSabre, and hasn't been seen since.

    Tim said, "We've been actively looking for a week now. We've made a couple of trips to Pekin, Peoria area just driving around looking for anything."

    But the family has found no sign of Derick anywhere. Tim said, "It's just the not knowing that's driving us crazy."

    Tim said this is very unlike his son. Derick was a stand-out athlete at Cuba High School. He lived with his mom in rural Smithfield, and his family said he hadn't missed a day of work, until now. Tim said, "He's been withdrawn, a little depressed lately. But we just have no idea. No idea."

    Tim said he's just asking for one thing. He wants to know his son is OK. "If he sees this or hears of us, just contact us. Let us know you're safe and OK. If you don't want to be found, we understand. We'll quit looking. We just want to know you're OK."

    The Fulton County Sheriff's Department said it doesn't believe there is any foul play involved in the case. If you have any information about Derick, please contact police at (309) 547-2277.
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    http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/MI...203616501.html

    The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in locating 21 year old Derick Allen Higgins.

    Higgins voluntarily left his residence in Smithfield, Illinois on March 21, 2013. His vehicle was located on Tharpe Street in Tallahassee on March 24, 2013 after having been involved in a single car crash.

    Higgins has since been reported missing in Illinois. Higgins is 6-00 tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

    Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Derick Allen Higgins is requested to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 922-3300.
    There is a a picture at that link, and then a missing flyer at the link below with more clean cut pictures, but I can't get them to post here:

    http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/MI...#disqus_thread
    Last edited by Cagle; 04-19-2013 at 12:12 PM. Reason: BBM
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    http://www.pjstar.com/news/x93516577...und-in-Florida

    In Florida, investigators have located the car of a missing Fulton County man now classified by police as potentially “endangered.”

    That designation means Derick Higgins, 21, could be a danger to himself, police say.

    Higgins left his rural Smithfield residence March 21 in a tan 1998 Buick LeSabre. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, which had been seeking the car, said Monday the vehicle has been recovered just outside Tallahassee, Fla.

    The car had been abandoned the night of March 24 after a minor accident, said Sgt. Dan Daly of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department. The car had left a roadway and bashed over a road sign before coming to a stop, he said.

    A passing police officer noticed the car and called for a tow. The car had been in storage since then, Daly said.

    Daly said he knew of no connection between Higgins and Florida. Daly and other investigators are working with Florida authorities in the continued search for Higgins
    more at link.
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    Leon County Sheriff's Office

    http://www.leoncountyso.com/docs/new...n.pdf?sfvrsn=4

    LEON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
    Larry Campbell, Sheriff
    Leon County Sheriff's Office
    2825 Municipal Way Tallahassee, FL 32304
    (850) 922-3300
    www.leoncountyso.com

    LCSO Searching for Missing Man

    The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in locating 21 year old Derick Allen Higgins. Higgins voluntarily left his residence in Smithfield, Illinois on March 21, 2013. His vehicle was located on Tharpe Street in Tallahassee on March 24, 2013 after having been involved in a single car crash. Higgins has since been reported missing in Illinois. Higgins is 6-00 tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Derick Allen Higgins is requested to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 922-3300.

    MISSING
    Derick Allen Higgins
    21 years old
    White Male, 6-00 tall, 160 pounds
    RELEASE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
    DATE: 4/18/2013

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    - Bumping for Derrick -

    It appears that the car was demolished without any of the items inside being removed. It is my understanding that the family was not notified before the car was crushed. Could there have been potential evidence of Derrick's fate inside the car?

    http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/...yJFhE.facebook

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    Dateline NBC featured Derick!!!

    I don't know the exact rules on posting a photograph directly from a FB page.. but here's a link to the information that Dateline has shared from their Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/datelinenbc...type=1&theater

    And a link to a flyer created by someone, featuring a picture of a clean shaven Derick, as well as the car he was driving:

    https://www.facebook.com/11265766541...type=1&theater


    Derick is 6ft tall and weighs approximately 160 lbs. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Derick is known to be athletic, having played multiple sports in high school.
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    Bumping for a friend.... this case needs more exposure. This boy is missing from my BFF's hometown, I've been on her case to join WS for a while.


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    According to today's local news, his family is offering a $1000 reward for a solution to the disappearance.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.


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    Is it possible this young man was a victim of some craigs list psycho. An article says he was looking for a car on there. If so, he may have never left Illinois. Did they fingerprint the inside of that car before they let it get demolished? The parents' frustrations in the articles imply not.

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    "However, in October, [2013] the car was demolished, unbeknownst to Higgins' family. Authorities in Leon County and Fulton County had no more use for it. By Florida law, the car went back into the possession of the towing company, which sold it for scrap. Higgins' dad says he expected a call about the car from police — from any agency involved in the case — but that never happened."

    from http://www.pjstar.com/article/201401...plate=printart
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    Eunice Sharp - 4/2004 {RESOLVED}
    Oscar Romano - 7/14/2009 {RESOLVED}
    Dominique McKinney - 7/18/2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyan View Post
    "However, in October, [2013] the car was demolished, unbeknownst to Higgins' family. Authorities in Leon County and Fulton County had no more use for it. By Florida law, the car went back into the possession of the towing company, which sold it for scrap. Higgins' dad says he expected a call about the car from police — from any agency involved in the case — but that never happened."

    from http://www.pjstar.com/article/201401...plate=printart
    But I also discovered this, published in April 2014 while the previously mentioned article was published in January 2014.

    "Sergeant Dan Daley with the Sheriff's Office said they continue to follow up on leads, and they talked to the parents as recently as Monday. He said they received evidence from Derick's car, which was found in Florida, and it's still in the lab."

    from http://www.cinewsnow.com/home/dd-254662301.html
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    Eunice Sharp - 4/2004 {RESOLVED}
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    Dominique McKinney - 7/18/2009

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    Missing man’s mom raises red flags

    It’s been over a year since the disappearance of Smithfield resident Derick Higgins. Friday, June 20 will mark his 23rd birthday.
    http://www.fultondemocrat.com/articl...1639263920.txt
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